Everyone who loves or knows sports would likely know ESPN. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) is a popular sports TV channel in the United States. It telecasts various sports, including Football, cricket, NBA. NFL, MLB, Tennis, etc. ESPN is available as an app for various devices, and you can get the ESPN app on Apple TV from the App Store for free.
ESPN app provides the game replays and highlights of every match. It also updates the live scores of ongoing matches. You can enjoy all the contents, including an on-demand library, sports updates, highlights, news, etc, with the ESPN+ subscription. The cost of an ESPN+ subscription is $6.99 per month and $69.99 per year. You can watch live sports and stay tuned to any sports events with a TV provider subscription.
How to Watch ESPN on Apple TV
You can find ESPN on the Apple TV App Store as there is a dedicated application. You can download the app from the App Store, and the following steps will guide you.
1: Turn on the Apple TV and make sure to connect it to the internet.
2: From the Apple TV home screen, open the App Store.
3: On the top of the screen, you can find a search bar and click on it.
4: Type ESPN with the help of the virtual keyboard and choose the ESPN App from the search results.
5: Click the Get button to download the ESPN on Apple TV.
6: On the prompt, click on Buy. The app will be downloaded, and now you can open the app.
7: Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the initial setup. Then log in with your account.
How to Activate ESPN on Apple TV
1: Launch the ESPN app on the Apple TV and click Log In.
2: Get the Activation Code on the TV screen.
3: Visit the ESPN Activation Site on the PC or smartphone using the web browser.
4: Enter the Activation Code and click Continue.
5: Sign in with your ESPN + subscription details and stream the sports content on the TV.
Related: How to Stream ESPN on Roku
How to AirPlay ESPN to Apple TV
You can cast the ESPN app to the Apple TV from your iPhone or iPad, or Mac using the AirPlay feature. It will probably work on Apple TV 3rd generation and lower. Make sure to download and log in to the ESPN app on your iPhone or iPad.
Note: Connect your iPhone/iPad or Mac book and the Apple TV to the same WiFi network.
From iPhone or iPad
1: Open the ESPN app on your iOS device. Then, start playing the video you want to stream on TV.
2: Go to the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom or pulling down from the top.
3: Tap the icon name screen mirroring in the Control Center.
4: From the list of available devices, choose your Apple TV to connect.
After the successful connection, you can find the ESPN content playing on iOS is cast on your Apple TV.
Related: How to Watch ESPN on Firestick
1: On your Mac, open the Safari Browser and go to the official website of ESPN (https://www.espn.com).
2: Log in if prompted. Choose the video you want to stream.
3: On your Mac Menu bar, click on the AirPlay icon.
4: Now, choose your Apple TV from the list of available devices.
After the successful connection, you can find the contents being streamed on your Apple TV.
Related: How to Chromecast ESPN to TV
Alternative Way to Stream ESPN on Apple TV
There is a number of streaming service providers out there that can bring the ESPN channel onto your Apple TV. Fewer options worth trying are as follows.
1. Sling TV – Sling Orange offers the ESPN channel at $35/month along with 30+ other channels. Access 50+ channels, including ESPN with Sling Orange and Blue pack at $50/month.
2. Hulu – Hulu Live TV also offers you the ESPN channel, and you can get the channel in any of the packages. Get Hulu + Disney + ESPN alone at $12.99/month or Hulu basic + Live TV at $64.99/month or Hulu Premium + Live TV (Ad-free) at $70.99/month.
3. AT&T TV Now – The AT&T service provider offers ESPN along with various other channels too. Live A Litter – 65 channels at $45/month, Right – 85 channels at $55/month, Go Big – 105 channels at $65/month, Gotta Have It- 125 channels at $75/month.
4. YouTube TV – YouTube came up with the Live TV option that offers various channels along with ESPN at $64.99/month, and there is unlimited Cloud Storage to record as much you want.
You can enjoy streaming your favorite leagues with the ESPN app on Apple TV. It also provides on-demand special interviews of players and events. If you have any queries with the above steps, please mention them in the comment section below.
You can download the ESPN App from the App Store for free to stream live sporting events without cable.
If the ESPN Plus is not working properly, you can uninstall and reinstall the ESPN app to log in with the ESPN+ subscription. You can also update the ESPN app to check the subscription. In the end, you can update the Apple TV or else reset the Apple TV to factory settings.